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The Guys make good progress on the New Suite...

Here's an update on our adventures...

Most importantly, we made it home, taking the odometer on our new wagon from 26 km to 856, and we did it without any close calls, or getting any dings from gravel trucks and road construction.  This vehicle is great, aerodynamically--we just seem to float down the freeways--often at speeds double those of the KIA.   

Needless to say, everyone liked the new car--colors other than black, white and grey, are almost unheard of here.   ('course, Ecuador is swimming with yellow taxis...).  Our orange color is the newest of the Great Wall offerings...

We had Alfredo shoot a lot of photos of their progress while we were gone...so here goes...

Manual works with us on Saturday, and here he is setting up the re-bar for the garage floor...

This re-bar is going to strengthen the concrete that will lay on the decomposed granite that the guys packed down with a rented ground pounder...

 

 The guys mix all the concrete by hand (shovel) and truck it over by wheelbarrow...

 

 

 

 Because Alfredo was doing most of the screeding (leveling of the concrete), he didn't get photos of just how hard the guys were working to hump dozens of loads  over to the site, and then level it out.

Our new shiny car will be happy to call this area "home"...we are determined that the salt air, which we love, will not eat away at this car, as it did the KIA...

The new apartment will sit on the next floor up, and have a great view of the ocean and crashing waves.

 

 These two are setting up the attachments for the second floor concrete  framing...

 

 

We hire a separate company to come in and build the forms for the concrete pour of the second floor.

 

 

Before long, the floor was covered with re-bar, just like this...

 

 

This is a shot of Rox,  as we celebrated all the great work the guys did while we were gone...

 We have lots more to show you--stay tuned...

Posted on Sun, October 16, 2011 at 12:35AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments2 Comments | References1 Reference

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This photo series is so well done; please keep it going through completion. As a professional contractor in the old country, I am enjoying it immensely.

October 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric Johnson

Hi Eric...thanks a lot for the kudos...wait until youj see what the men are doing tomorrow!
If you see an area that you would improve, please drop us a line...
Thanks again,

Bob & Roxanne

October 19, 2011 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

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